hort illness, Universally regretted by his acquaintances, on the 16TH day of Sept., 1789, aged 33 years.
the Glorious Field, the victors yeild.
In 1799, Charles Pinckney Sumner sought information as to the tomb from a correspondent in New York.
In 1829, at his request, his son Charles visited the yard and wrote, with a rough sketch, an account of its site, condition, and surroundings.
The father caused it, soon after, to be repaired, through the good offices of his friend, Colonel Josiah H. Vose.
Major Sumner's estate was valued at about $12,000. It consisted chiefly of land-warrants, one of which was for forty-six hundred acres, and of securities of the United States and of the State of Georgia, which had risen in value with the adoption of the National Constitution.
The most interesting items of the inventory were a Shakspeare in eight volumes, Smith's Wealth of Nations, Don Quixote, Junius, Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Boswell's Tour, Anecdotes of Dr. Johnso
ge; and when complaint was made of the presence in the schools of children with colored blood, he protested that there was no objection to such association.
He recorded himself against the law which prohibited the intermarriage of the two races.
He saluted colored persons on the street with his customary bow, and made special efforts in behalf of prisoners of this class, to enable them to procure the witnesses for their defence.
He wrote in the album of the daughter of his friend, Colonel Josiah H. Vose, Cowper's familiar lines, beginning with,—
I would not have a slave to till my ground.
At one time he wrote: The South will say, in less than one hundred years, Who shall deliver us from the body of this death?
His memorandum-books contain numerous passages showing his sympathy with the antislavery movement.
At one time he recorded his conviction that Congress ought to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia.
He denounced the proslavery riots which took place in Bos